zahnsieh, SFAIK, everybody here is strongly in favor of the meat of a game animal being consumed, not wasted. Now: Do you, yourself, eat all of your game meat, or do you share with friends or family?
If you share, does it really matter if they're friends or family? Can you happily share with others, as well?
"Close to home" implies at least some amount of travel. What's the practical difference--aside from time and money--between "close to home" and "Africa"?
I've hunted as close to home as the loading chute in the corral behind my ranch house, and travelled about 200 miles to a deer lease. Done both in the same season, if that matters.
I guess what I'm curious about is the issue of travel. Why is it an issue? (Insofar as the hunt itself. I'm not interested in the time/money thing.)
Just curious about the "why".